Publication Date

1994

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bushnell, David L.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Solar ovens

Abstract

A solarized oven system has been studied for many years. Many methods have been invented and applied to quantify the performance of the solarized oven system. In this thesis, the stability of the thermocouples is assured first. Then a brand new method, the Four Slopes Method, is invented and applied as well to quantify the performance of the solarized oven system. This new method avoids the complexity of recording data and improves the accuracy of calculation. Some comparison between the new method and corresponding previous method is pointed out to assure the advantages of the new method. The results by applying the new method enables us to gain insight into the performance of each component in the system. The standard deviation of each calculated result is given with details. Special efforts are focused on determining the power losses of the solar collector and of the distribution lines. The corresponding heat capacities are also calculated by using the new method to quantify the system.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (leaf [46])

Extent

vii, 53 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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